Saturday, May 25, 2013

Free Book Cover Case: Purchase the Galaxy Note 10.1 to get your cover

Looking into getting the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet this Memorial Day weekend? Well you can head over to Best Buy and when you purchase the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, you can pick a Book Cover Case for your new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet absolutely free. You can chose between several different colors, which before was only limited to White and Blue colors. This sure sweetings the deal for those that are looking in getting a tablet. The Book Cover Case normally sells for $49.99 but you will have to hurry to get the free Book Cover Case, only good for the Memorial Day 4-day sale at Best Buy.

Great deal on HP Envy x2 at Staples with $100 coupon

Just not to long ago Office Depot had offered the HP Envy x2 for $599 which was a great deal. Now Staples has a great deal as well with $100 off coupon that is good until 5/27/13. If you want to take a look what the HP Envy x2 offers, head on over to my last review of the HP Envy x2. If you are in the market for a 11.6-inch hybrid tablet and you asked me, I would recommend the HP Envy x2 unless you need a digitizer for using the tablet to take notes, then I recommend the Samsung ATIV 500T Smart PC.

Staples is showing the HP Envy x2 for $599.99 after a $56.00 savings and a $44.00 instant savings. Then you can use your $100 off coupon and to grab the HP Envy x2 for $499.99 with keyboard dock! Sure this won't replace your high gaming machine, but this Atom tablet will allow you to do your daily activities for the most part.

Get a Windows 8 tablet as low as $399 at Staples...

When we started to see Windows 8 tablets released at the end of December and early January 2013, you could expect to pay anywhere from $699 and up depending on the type of Windows 8 tablet you purchased. Fast forward May 2013, now Staples has some really good deals going on with a $100 coupon that you can use towards any Windows 8 tablet.

If you had been wanting to pickup the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T, now is your chance. Staples is showing the ATIV 500T for $499 and if you use your $100 off coupon, you are basically paying $399 for a Windows 8 tablet that has great battery life and a digitizer to take notes and works great. I had done a review of the Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T and an unboxing video.

If you want to take advantage of the extra $100 coupon, you will have to hurry up as the coupon shows that it is only good until 5/27/13 so you have a few more days left.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Acer joins the 8-inch world with the Iconia W3 running Windows 8 tablet

Acer announced that we would be seeing 8-inch tablet running Windows 8 at their earnings conference call. Now as we get closer to what we just might see it actually get released, though Acer hasn't made any official release date for the Acer Iconia W3. Just a few weeks ago Amazon slipped and had it on the site, and now you find the Acer Iconia W3 product page over at Acer's Finland webpage.
The Acer Iconia W3 rumored pricing is $380, which will be inline with the current iPad Mini and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 but the Iconia W3 will be running full Windows 8 OS. This could mean that you will be able to run full Windows application on the road and dock it or use it as a full desktop if need be! This is something to look forward as you can do business as usual and still travel very light weight and still have enough display to actually read email, web browsing, read your RSS feeds, news, etc...
Acer has confirmed the following specs from its website:
  • 8 inch display
  • Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • 2GB RAM
  • 64GB SSD
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 2.0
  • micro HDMI and micro USB ports
  • microSD card slot
  • 8 hour battery
  • Optional keyboard dock
The Acer Iconia W3 will be the first Windows 8 tablet in a 8-inch display, this could be something that would give Acer the head start of sales for such a device. That is if the consumer see's the benefit of having an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. I would like to see the Iconia W3 have a Wacom digitizer. I personally need for my work load to mark up documents, sign PDF's and this makes it much easier. Sure I could use a capacitive stylus, but when using OneNote to take notes in meetings, the Wacom digitizer makes a world of a difference.

Acer decided to actually make the keyboard dock a little bigger than the Iconia W3 to give you better typing experience. Having a small keyboard is just not good for productivity, and since Acer is including Microsoft Office is no wonder Acer has opted to give you better keyboard to be productive with the Iconia W3. You will be able to snap the keyboard to the back of your Iconia W3 when traveling.
From the earlier posting of the Acer Iconia W3 over at Amazon it did suggested that it will come with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013. Question is, will you hold off and wait to purchase the Acer Iconia W3? or wait for the iPad Mini with Retina? or maybe get the Samsung Galaxy Note 8?